the 0.77.1 update is rolling out as we write this, making players smile all across the globe with it’s bug fixes, performance optimizations and quality of life updates. And not only that! This update contains almost everything required for Gen III and shows that we could be only one client side update away from Gen III release.
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Apology for being late
We apologise for being late with our data mine, but as we’ve already shared on Twitter, the whole GO Hub team was at a wedding. Unfortunately for us, we have real life friends who do real life things and last night some of them decided to get married.
Fortunately for us, our community is insanely great and provided a quick data mine on Twitter within minutes we disclosed our inability to mine! Huge shoutout to @Kelven91 for finding Gen III forms and to @0AceV for providing a screenshot. To everyone else, feel free to read our How to APK mine Pokémon GO guide and learn how to data mine.
— Ace (@0AceV) October 7, 2017
With that being said, let’s get on with the official Hub data mine!
Deoxys and Castform forms added
Well, hello there! Finally, all of the required forms for Deoxys and Castform have been added, hinting that Castform could be available as soon as Gen III becomes available, unlike Smeargle and Delibird. Curiously, this also hints that Pokémon GO could become “weather-aware”, but nothing else in the code base reveals more info.
.CASTFORM_NORMAL .CASTFORM_SUNNY .CASTFORM_RAINY .CASTFORM_SNOWY .DEOXYS_NORMAL .DEOXYS_ATTACK .DEOXYS_DEFENSE .DEOXYS_SPEED
We don’t feel like Deoxys will be available any time soon, even though it’s forms were added in this update. We’re not sure how Deoxys’s different forms could work, especially given that one of the forms is a “speed” form.
Curveball fix and other bug fixes
Finally! Finalmente! It’s fixed! The curveball works 100% of the time now! Jokes aside, it has actually been fixed and it seems that it was a client side bug all along. A new flage has been added:
Additionally, there is a large number of bug fixes in this release, mostly targeted at Raid lobbies and you avatar.
New error codes
This release contains a large number of bug fixes and optimizations, especially for lower end devices. To accompany the changes, a suite of new error codes has been added in the APK:
.RAID_BATTLE_GYM_NOT_FOUND .RAID_BATTLE_RAID_UNAVAILABLE .RAID_BATTLE_INVALID_ATTACKERS .RAID_BATTLE_PLAYER_BELOW_MINIMUM_LEVEL .ERROR_LOBBY_NOT_FOUND .RAID_BATTLE_NO_TICKET
Nothing ground breaking, but when you put it all together, this update feels far more polished than 0.75.1!
New push notification settings
A new push notification toggle has been added, both in the code base and in the Settings menu, enabling Trainers to turn off the “low motivation” notification. Previously, you could turn off only the Pokémon return push notification.
Future update speculation
If you’re reading Hub on a regular basis (and you should be doing that), you are probably aware that all of the Gen III Pokémon family and candy names are already in the client app. What does this latest addition mean and how far are we really from Gen III?
We could be just one client side update away, as we’re only missing the required sound files (cries) for Gen III Pokémon. In other words, any of the future updates could be “the one”, including everything required for the release.
We are not sure if/when a battle system update could land, but given the current state of the APK, it’s more likely we’ll see it after Gen III releases than before.